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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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One of those smashing, fenderless
alto trucks of Hearst's Chicago Eve
ning American crushed the life from
a 13-year-old boy -Monday "night.
Lazar Swigotz of 1846 Fulton st was
the victim.
A coroner's jury yesterday decided
that the accident was unavoidable
and suggested that the driver, Frank
Przypoda, be released from custody
of the police. Testimony, however,
showed that a fender on the truck
might have saved the child's life.
The boy was on the way home
from the grocery store at 1731 Ful
ton st He jumped from the side
walk curb and started on a run across
the street
.The American truck, half loaded
with papers, caught him before he
was across. He was knocked down
and run over.
The rear wheel of the machine
passed over his head and the boy's
life was crushed out The remains
were taken to Pettkoska's morgue at
2201 W. 18th; then the driver called
his mother and told her.
Another fenderless auto truck fig
ured in a serious accident at noon
Samuel Jesselson, 73, 5728 Drexel
av., member of the fish firm of Jes
selson & Stiefel, 38th and Cottage
Grove av., was run down at 57th and
Cottage Grove av., as he tried to en
ter a car.
Jesselson left the curb as the car
stopped. Before he could get to its
steps, however, an auto truck swung
around the corner, knocked him
down and passed over his chest
The police were called and the
driver, Carl Wallis of 603 W. 63d, was
arrested. He said the truck was own
ed by Curtis-Miller & Co. It was fen
derless. A decision on the fender suit filed
against Chief of Police Healey, under
the terms of the ordinance which re
quires fenders on auto trucks, is ex- I
jpected this week. J
Judge Walker in the circuit court
has the evidence under advisement
A fender company sued for a man
damus suit to force Healey to give
out certificates of approval to its
fender whichjiassed inspection by a
board of city engineers. If the case
against him is won, the people are a
step nearer fenders on trucks.
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London. Admiralty today would
not comment on German reports,
transmitted through Copenhagen,
that Japanese fleet, accompanied by
a large number of air craft, has ar
rived in Mediterranean to co-operate
with allies.
Petrograd. Russian vanguards
are within few miles of Rizch, 35
miles east of Trebizond, and the cap
ture of Trebizond itself is now but a
few days distant
Armenian refugees, fleeing from
Christian quarter of Trebizond, have
arrived within Russian lines. They
reported Turks have been emptying
city of all its valuable stores since the
fall of Erzerum, evidently planning
no serious resistance.
London. Allies have conquered
730,000 square miles.of German ter
ritory in Africa since outbreak of
Rotterdam. The Dutch tanker La
Frandre, bound for New York, has
been sunk by mine. Only 2 survivors
reported. Others believed lost.
Paris. Germans have launched a
heavy offensive around Verdun from
right bank of Meuse to Werbe woods.
London. Germans have captured
nearly 6V miles of French trenches,
3,000 French prisoners and great
quantities of booty.
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Des Moines, la. Henry Wallace,
80, who was member of Roosevelt's
rural life commission, editor of Wal
lace's Farmer and prominent nation
ally in agricultural circles, dead. Apoplexy.
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